Larissa's Dreadlock Story
What is your name?
Tell us a bit about yourself?
I live in Luzern, Switzerland, which is full of beautiful mountains and many lakes.
I work in an organic food store, but besides that I also work as a photographer and dread artist.
My passion is to make things, like dreadlocks, photos and artwork.
I have a huge traveling heart, I love to explore the world and meet new people.
My dream is to live somewhere on a beach, with a same minded tribe and live an independently, free life, full of love.
In my freetime I do pole dance, walking trough the forest or on the beach (depends where I am at), reading books, playing bongo and listening to lots of music!
What makes you happy?
Spending time at the sea / ocean. I’m a mermaid.
How old are your dreadlocks?
My oldest are about 3.5 years old.
Why did you get dreadlocks done?
Actually I always loved dreadlocks, I was fascinated of this alternate style since I was a kid.
I have always been different than the ”stereo type”, so this just felt right for me, since the very beginning.
How are your dreadlocks made?
A mixture of Twist & Rip and Backcombing.
How many dreadlocks do you have?
How do you take care of your dreadlocks?
I wash them once a week, do some palmrolling when I remember and every once in a while I use a crochet hook (0.5 / 0.6 mm) for the roots.
Do you have any personal tips about dreadlocks that you want to share with other dreadheads?
Yes, definitely. This is just the way, I do it and I figured it works best for me;
Only use natural products (residue free shampoos), never use too much soap.
Rinse very well after showering, take care of your roots and check sometimes if they are still just one dread, and not grown together all over the place.
Don’t go in bed with wet hair, seriously, you will regret it.
Just take care of your dreads, as you take care of your body and soul.
They are now part of you.
Have you experienced any judgment towards you just because you are a dreadhead?
To be honest, no, I haven't.
But I’ve always had ”good looking” dreads, they haven’t really been messy.
Many people come to me and just start talking about my hair, it’s so funny, it’s the total ice-breaker!
What is your favorite dreadlock product?
My rainbow headband!
Who is your favorite dreadhead?
There is no favorite dreadhead, I love you all!
Do you have any tips and advice to someone that is thinking of getting dreadlocks but is doubtful?
Try to figure out what is the reason for such a big change, get a lot of information, which you can find in watching YouTube videos, asking other dreadheads and just read blogs, like this here.
There is tons of good information!
How would you describe a perfect day in your life?
Waking up in a beach house on an island, with good tea and some music.
Spending the day with what I love most, enjoying every breath, with full consciousness.